I live in a small town in Western PA about 2 hours from Pittsburgh. I just quit my job as an office assistant after 7 years to be the full-time "mom" of a darling (& feisty!) 4 year old daughter. I also left with full intentions to return to college & work on my degree ... until I ended up pregnant. Again. Our son was born this Aug. '09 and he is beautiful, healthy, just wonderful! We're so blessed. :) My husband is a United States Marine Corps veteran, having toured Iraq twice -- the second time while I was pregnant with our daughter. But he's back safe and sound. We are so lucky and have much to be thankful for! My favorite TV channel of all time (when I have time to watch) is Food Network ... it's what got me "into" cooking to begin with. My favorite celebrity chefs are: Rachel Ray (I think I like her personality more than her food though), Giada DeLaurentiis and Ina Garten. The latter two have made some great things. I am currently on a low-fat diet but indulge sometimes ... I have a b-i-i-i-g sweet tooth! (Maybe I should say that I just have a whole mouthful of sweet tooths ... er ... teeth). As for my biggest pet peeve in life? Well ... it doesn't have too much to do with food (depending on how you look at it) ... but it's the hiccups. I hate hearing them and I hate having them! But when I eat or drink (or laugh) too much ... they're just inevitable. I also hate it when I am looking very forward to eating something in the fridge ... and its GONE by the time I get to it (my husband is always the culprit, but he tries to blame the baby).